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Sapa, a small town in the north mountains of Vietnam, is really worth a visit -- it's the best place to get to explore the whole region. Situated in the north of Vietnam (Lao Cai province), just three hundred kilometers from Hanoi (reachable by a night train that it's not really cheap, but don't forget that you will save a night in accommodation). It's also close to the border with China. There are a few hostels in Sapa and it's easy to find cheap accommodation.
The mountains dominate the area and Sapa lies in a beautiful valley at one thousand six hundred metres. You will be able to see the people from ethnic minorities in small villages along the mountains, valleys, rivers, and rice fields of the region. The scenery of the region is worth a lot of pictures, and don't miss the Sapa market that runs everyday.
Even for the remote villages, the main economical activities are related to tourism, and it will be very easy to speak English with the locals. Full of handcrafts and local products, every village will be full of kids trying to speak to you and asking a lot of questions, and of course, for some coins. Be prepared to see very traditional clothes in each villager, see their main agricultural activities, and to share part of the walk with the locals.
When you look for hostels in Sapa or any other kind of accommodation, don't forget to ask for the mountain view! It will make a poor and small room look like a place that fits exactly in the nature of the landscapes. Sapa's hostels are really inexpensive and you can get really good places for a cheap price. Most hostels in Sapa also offer a large range of hiking tours and you can always bargain the price -- choose at least one of the one-day walks to get a great perspective of the entire region.
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Mountain View Hostel
"… !" … "… with all bookings! The nearest train station is in Lao Cai around 30km down the mountain. The Train’s take about 10-12 hours to and from Hanoi depending on which service you choose. They are comfortable and have dropped in price since the new highway to Sapa opened (funny how competition from a bus will do that) We can arrange pick up from the train station for $10 A Taxis to Sapa will set you back...
Green Valley Hotel
"Green Valley International Youth Hostel (also known as Green Valley Hotel) is the only place in Sapa that offers legitimate hostel accomodations in a shared dorm room. Like all other hotels in the area, they offer help with booking treks and tours, bus, and train tickets. Their prices for these services are fair and they are available to answer any questions. The Location Green Valley is down the hill from the center of Sapa town,...
"… an exhilarating and exciting break away. The excellent newly-renovated rooms, in-house fine restaurants, free wifi in public area make this hotel a perfect choice for any visit to the culture district of Sapa. Pinocchio Sapa Hotel also offers a broad range of amenities, including 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, free wifi in all rooms, room service, train station transfer and tour arrangement. In some of the rooms, guests can...
"… to suit all budgets: single, double twin, triple dorms most of room have balcony and window and great view with private bathrooms, hot water and shower, satellite TV, plus free WIFI, Internet , We also provide you with towels,toothbrushes,hot water and tea.14 rooms equipped electric fireplace, minibar, safe deposit box and a hairdryer. breakfast is service in the room at the time selected by the guest and is included in the room...
"Our cafe and guesthouse double as a community center, offering free English classes and other services to minority street children. Guests have enjoyed volunteering their time with the children, and simply enjoying the atmosphere of this local hangout. We are happy to arrange overnight homestays, tours with local people, motorbike and bicycle rentals, and trekking. Our restaurant offers a variety of Vietnamese and Indian food, as well as...
"… and enthusiastic. All of us are well trained and professional. With 15 standard rooms, Graceful Sapa Hotel will give you some options, from standard to superior and deluxe rooms. Each room is equipped with modern facilities to meet your needs. The restaurant can accommodate 30 diners served Asian, Western and traditional Vietnam cuisine in the cozy space. Our professional and dedicated staffs will surely give you an impressive...
Go Sapa Hostel
"… etc.). -Dorm bed with shared facilities, FREE WIFI in the room. -Dorm bed with bathroom and toilet en suit, FREE wifi. Fansipang peak view balcony. -Private room with bathroom and toilet en suit, valley view, FREE WIFI, internet TV in the room, linens and towels included. -Kitchen serves a variety of Western, Asian and Vietnamese food. Dine in our sky lounge with stunning views of the mountains with Fansipan peak and Muong...
My Tra Homestay
"… provides complimentary WiFi access throughout the property. Simply furnished,Electric blankets only in private rooms and all dorm rooms come with linens, blanket and mosquito net. Guests have access to two shared bathrooms with towels and shower facility. Fluently-conversed in Vietnamese and English, friendly staff at My Tra Homestay can assist guests with luggage storage, bicycle/car rentals and tour arrangements. Fishing and...
"… Elderly people in Muong Hoa valley , both sides of the stream there are many ancient trees, tree hollows under the shelter of the individual families. Fish in Muong Hoa stream to no end. In September 2-3 lunar, when monsoon winds dispel the cold of the highlands, the son of prostitutes at night under the mast out fishing streams, springs boisterous songs by voice boisterous laugh. They used to throw rocks down stream to fish panic...
Sapa Volunteer Homestay
"… free toiletries. Shared bathroom is fitte with a shower. Linen is included. The lodge has its own garden, terrace and offers free on-site parking. Property Policy and Conditions: 1. Check in Time: after 14:00 pm 2. Check out Time: before 12:00 noon 3. Cash payment only upon check in at the property. 4. At least 1 day advance notice for free cancellation. 5. All children are welcome. All further older than 12 year old...
Hoang Ha Sapa
"… available throughout the hotel. We have a kitchen and a restaurant at the 1st floor to provide hearty meals and quick snack with plenty local foods. Trips and tours can also be booked at our reception, so do not afraid to ask. The private room types available are: single, double/twin and triple. - Single rooms come with a comfortable single bed. - Double/twin room come with a double bed/two single beds. - Triple rooms come with...
Sapa Queen Palace Hotel
"… all have views of the city. Sapa Sapa Queen Palace Hotel is one of the best choices for new & returning visitors to Sapa . Our location is at the heart of Sapa We are proud to boast one of the highest rates of recurring guests in the city and look forward to welcoming you to visit most place easier . At Sapa Queen Palace Hotel our first priority is guest satisfaction and we go all out to make sure your stay is as comfortable...
Luong Thuy Family Guesthouse
"Good location and staff - Offered tours, breakfast not included, nice balcony with view, soundproofing could be better." … "All rooms are equipped with one big and one small bed, snug blankets, big windows for a nice breeze in the summer and a heater for a cold winter's day. All our rooms are clean, have a private shower, cable TV as well as internet and Wi-Fi access. Our friendly staff will make your stay here absolutely delightful...
"… travelers. We have a wide range of accommodations to suit all budgets: Single, double and twin rooms with private bathrooms, hot water and shower, satellite TV, plus free WIFI Internet. We also provide you with towels,toothbrushes,hot water and tea. All the 10 rooms equipped electric fireplace, a bathroom and a hot shower, satellite TV, Internet facilities, minibar, safe deposit box and a hairdryer. Continental breakfast is...
Cat Cat Hotel Sapa
"… satellite channels, telephone and (some rooms) computers. Rooms are cleaned everyday with sheet and towel change. All rooms have Wi-Fi and cabling for internet. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful mountains with a mix of rich diverse culture on the highest peak in Vietnam. It consists of two different rooms for guests. Deluxe room which is bright and spacious and has a patio door leading to the garden terrace with amazing views...
Sapa Local House
"… on the ground, sometimes as waves playing chase each other, sometimes melt like icebergs, sometimes blurred as color smog. Property Policy and Conditions: 1. Check in Time: after 14:00 pm 2. Check out Time: before 12:00 noon 3. Both cash and credit card payments are acceptable upon check in at the property. 4. At least 3 days advance notice for free cancellation. 5. Please be aware that Sapa is close to Chinese border...
Fansipan View Hotel
"… throughout. Our 15 inexpensive rooms are fitted with a private bath with hot and cold water, dining area, cable TV, IDD telephone, and Internet access. Each accommodation also features a sofa, writing desk and chair, refrigerator, mini bar, coffee/ tea maker, alarm clock, cabinet, and safe. The welcome drinks and fresh fruit plate, meanwhile, make you feel more at home. A hair dryer and iron with ironing board can be requested....
Sapa View Hotel
"… Vietnamese and special foods. Breakfast and lunch buffets are served in the same restaurant. Breakfast buffet is included in the room price. Come and stay with us, enjoy the most comfortable atmosphere and an ambience of elegance. Our well trained, responsible and caring staffs are ready and happy to serve you. 30 rooms are overlooking the beautiful valley that surrounds the formal hill station that Sapa was. The other rooms have...
Sapa Elegance Hotel
"At the Sapa Elegance Hotel, you and your loved one(s) will be closer to the mountainous nature to change your pace and simply relax as clean mountain air fills your lungs and cleanses your spirit. In the style of the 'Sapa Elegance Hotel,' our warm and attentive staff is here to ensure your visit is comfortable and rewarding. We invite you to be the next in a long line of clients that have made Sapa Elegance their valuable vacation...
Sapa Luxury Hotel
"… street, in the heart of Sapa town home to many colorful native hill tribes, within easy walking to Sapa market and the Church. Sapa luxury Hotel offers to its guests and visitors magnificent views of the Hoang Lien Son mountains range, cuddled in clouds, and the view point to the highest peak in Indochina – Fansipan Mountain (3,143m). The construction of Sapa Luxury Hotel blends perfectly with the surrounding green mountains,...
Sapa Cozy Hotel
"… and Sapa market. The hotel has magnificent views of the hilly landscape, especially the Fansipan peak Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Cozy Hotel in Sapa cup serving has satellite TV, Wifi, tea / coffee, complimentary bottled water, minibar. Most rooms have balconies. Cozy Hotel Sapa Hotel offers tour arrangement services, currency exchange, car rentals, motorbikes and laundry. Pick up service from Lao Cai train station is also...
"… ." … "The Hotel face on the south west of Sapa town closes to Chau Long and Casablanca hotel. From Noi Bai airport take a taxi to Tran Quy Cap train station in Ha noi get on the train to Lao Cai then take a bus to pumpkin Sapa hotel, it cost 2.5 USD/ pax you can book with us." … 014 Dong Loi Street
Elysian Sapa Hotel
"… of services and facilities. The hotel`s location is very convenient for guests with shopping and banking facilities, as well as eating and entertainment options all very close by. With an array of well-appointed rooms, the boutique Elysian Sapa Hotel offers you a most relaxing & comfortable accommodation in Sapa. All rooms are cozy decorated & fully featured with state-of-art facilities & amenities such as hard-wooden...
Sapa Paradise View Hotel
"… close to everything, it's in a very quiet part of town, ensuring guests a peaceful sleep. The 14 rooms are a combination of modern and local design. They will give you a cozy and comfortable living space. Each room is well equipped with a heater, cable TV with international channels, computer with internet connection in room, private bathroom, refrigerator & minibar, balcony facing to Fansipan mountain, Sapa market &...
Sapa Cozy 2 Hotel
"… budgets: single, double, twin, triple Hotel most of room have balcony and window and great view with private bathrooms, hot water and shower, satellite TV, plus free WIFI, Internet , We also provide you with towels,toothbrushes,hot water and tea.10 rooms equipped electric fireplace, minibar, safe deposit box and a hairdryer. breakfast is service in the restaurant at the time selected by the guest and is included in the room rate....
Asiana Sapa Thac Bac Hotel
"… combination of comfortable accommodation, great value rates, versatile amenities and an excellent central location Staying at Asiana Sapa Thac Bac Hotel allows you to experience the town’s awe-inspiring beauty, history and culture, it is a wonderful place where the tourist attractions are all in the immediate vicinity and are most certainly worth while to visit during your stay. Be adjacent to the tourist attractions such as:...
"Featuring 20 well -equipped hotel guest rooms and suites with spectacular mountain, and decorated with the objects from the surrounding minority villages which give you the sense of experience of the local culture. The unique architecture creates a warm and comfortable retreat. A nice restaurant in our hotel offers you the specialties of the Northwest Region of Vietnam in fusion with the latest dishes from around the world under our chef's...
Sapa Stunning View Hotel
"… freely for you by good English speaking and helpful local staffs to make sure that you will have very wonderful time in Sapa. ***Property Policies and Conditions*** 1).All Promotional rates are inclusive of 5% service charge & 10% tax 2).Breakfast is included in the room rate & served at indoor restaurant 3).Payments made by Master or Visa is surcharged 2% 4).Child under 5year: free of charge. Child from 5year or...
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